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Central Coast Agriculture, Inc. Technician, Chemistry (R&D) in Buellton, California

About Central Coast Agriculture:

Headquartered north of Santa Barbara in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, CCA is a company focused on utilizing science and sustainability to grow quality, modern crops. Our unmatched commitment to innovating both organic farming and modern manufacturing means our customers have access to products that exceed expectations.

We breed, grow, and cultivate the highest quality Cannabis so we can then process, manufacture, and package the highest quality single-source products on the market under our brand, Raw Garden.

We are a team of change makers, modern farmers, scientists, and business professionals focused on leading the charge for agricultural innovation.

We are on a mission to be the most trusted and loved brand in Cannabis.

About The Role:

As a Chemistry Laboratory Technician, you will support the Analytical Chemistry Team by preparing samples and reagents for chemical analysis by LC and GC-MS. The Analytical Chemistry Team operates within the context of an Agricultural Research Center in Buellton, CA. You will work in a highly coordinated environment to feed an analytical pipeline with daily requirements for samples to keep the process running smoothly and efficiently. You will have daily requirements for sample delivery, but also work independently to proactively identify additional needs to support the Analytical Chemistry Team. This may include ordering and stocking reagents and materials for the laboratory.

What You'll Do

  • Prepare analytical samples from Cannabis plant biomass by homogenization and extraction with organic solvents.

  • Prepare analytical samples from Cannabis concentrates by representative sampling, weighing, and dissolution in solvents.

  • Coordinate samples to be prepared each day with Analytical Chemistry Team members to ensure a smooth flow of samples ready for instrumental analysis.

  • Maintain spreadsheets of samples with relevant information about their source and status in the Analytical Chemistry pipeline

  • Maintain and track inventory of key reagents, solvents, and supplies to proactively order and maintain sufficient stocks of materials to avoid disruption of operations.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or inherent to the position.

  • Prioritize work in a fast-paced environment to limit downtime and keep operations moving.

What You'll Need to Have

  • Position Requirements:

  • Some college education including a minimum of General Chemistry required. At least one semester of Organic Chemistry highly desired.

  • Experience in several laboratory-based courses required. Some work experience in a laboratory setting highly desired.

  • Experience with basic weighing, measuring, sampling, volumetric analytical methods.

  • Experience with basic laboratory equipment, analytical balances, volumetric pipets Familiarity with basic analytical instrumentation highly desired.

  • Strong analytical skills. Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google’s G suite. Expertise with MS Excel highly desired.

  • Good laboratory skills and practices are a must. Be able to work safely handling potentially hazardous materials and solvents.

  • Demonstrate motivation and a good work ethic under minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work within the surroundings of a research-oriented Cannabis farm where aromas from developing plants are frequent.

  • Ensure that safety is the first priority in everything you do.

  • Maintain professionalism and live CCA’s core values at all times.

  • Must be 21 years of age (or older) at the time of hire.

  • Proficiency of the English language, verbal, and written format.

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive base salary

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • Vacation and Holidays

CCA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing .

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit for long periods at a time; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Manual dexterity is essential to this position. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds, preferably utilizing partner lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Primarily in a light industrial and office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low; however, fluctuation of noise level may occur during peak production. The temperature in the work environment is usually moderate; however, fluctuation of temperature, either decreasing or increasing (heat level) is likely to occur during peak production.

Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.

ID: 2021-1149

External Company URL: https://www.ccagriculture.com/

Street: 8701 Santa Rosa Rd

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